5 Power Outfits To Make You Stop Dreading Monday

Illustrated by Chloe Seroussi
PSA: Adulting is hard. On top of the whole "work" thing, there's the daily struggle of dressing for work, which can be a job in itself. As many times as we've wished we could roll into our 9-to-5s in sweats and a tee, we can't deny the instant confidence boost we get from polished outfits that make us look — and feel — like we have everything under control (even when we totally don't).

So with power outfits on the brain, we headed to the career section at Macy's for some quick inspiration on how to take our wardrobe straight into boss mode. With its stockpile of versatile tops, skirts, and on-trend outerwear, we found that it's super simple to create a hassle-free workwear lineup that means business while remaining stylish enough to kill it in any scenario — weekends included.

Whether you work in a funky coworking space or a sleek corporate setting, the five fail-safe outfits ahead will make your getting-ready routine easier than ever, no matter your office dress code. Hit the slideshow for proof.
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Illustrated by Chloe Seroussi
Business attire doesn't have to be blah. Bring some office-approved fun to your outfit by throwing a pink-hued jacket on top. It'll brighten up your day (and your cubicle).

Macy's skirt.
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Illustrated by Chloe Seroussi
Wearing a blazer with tailored trousers is a total #girlboss move. Inject some flair to this classic suit silhouette by swapping your heels for slides and adding a bold handbag. The result? A minimal outfit with maximum effect.
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Illustrated by Chloe Seroussi
The blouse-and-pants combo is obviously a workwear go-to. For the creative who's eager to spice things up a little, try a patterned pant (instead of solid) and splashy, shiny accessories.
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Illustrated by Chloe Seroussi
Pencil skirts are another workplace staple, but they don’t have to be the expected black. Reach for one in a jewel tone, and pair it with a ruffled blouse, long-line vest, and boyish brogues.
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Illustrated by Chloe Seroussi
Velvet isn’t just for holiday parties. To master that lady-exec look, pair a velvet skirt with a neutral top, a blanket coat, and an eye-catching bag.
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